The Shorties: Visit // A film by Simon Cotter / Ruwac Productions
A former street child from South Africa tears up the beach breaks of Cornwall and Devon in a visit to highlight the work of Surfers Not Street Children. In 2017, there are an estimated 150 million children living on the streets.
Starring: Ntando Msibi
About Surfers Not Street Children: “Surfers Not Street Children is a project that empowers ex-street children as they move towards adulthood. The team of former street children, who are now top surfers, are not only committed to their own continued transformation and journey towards independence but are ambassadors and role models for other kids still on the streets as well as an advocacy voice on the phenomenon of street children.”
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Short films are a central pillar of modern surf culture, a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke. Here at the London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so we established ‘The Shorties’ which has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world.
While the main festival is a showcase for international filmmaking, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland – from both leading lights and up and coming filmmakers. The very best short films entries on the big screen as part of the festival and these shortlisted films are eligible for prestigious awards including: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.
7th Annual London Surf / Film Festival is hosted 19 – 21 October at Regent St Cinema, London.
To see this year’s full line up of films, hit the LINK